We never could figure out the scoring, even after we googled Asturian bowling. It seemed as if the players would score a different amount of points for, what appeared to be, the same number of pins. It was a pretty somber affair; there was little clapping and almost no cheering. We only clapped when the rest of the audience did...since we never really knew when a good throw was made.
Spencer read that some form of this bowling existed as far back as the 15th or 16th century.
|News crew filming|
|Setting up the pins. To the right is the high-tech ball return, complete with plastic tube.|
|The competing teams: at left Eugenio y Carmen, Sara y Sergio at right.|
|Sara winds up...|
|Carmen aims...Eugenio waits for the ball to return at the cut-out in the tube....made because the women's platform is further forward than the men's.|
|Eugenio steps up to the platform, which is further back than the women's platform. Notice ball return at left.|
|Sergio, just after the release...|
|Sara aims...look at that concentration!|
|The award ceremony. Sara and Sergio win!|